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biblioclast

[bib-lee-uh-klast] /ˈbɪb li əˌklæst/
noun
1.
a person who mutilates or destroys books.
Origin of biblioclast
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; biblio- + (icono)clast
Related forms
biblioclasm, noun
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  • Two interesting types of maniac are known respectively as the bibliotaph and the biblioclast.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent

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